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Survey finds govt offices lack integrity

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 29 2008   /  01:21 am

The country’s fight against graft has been dealt a big blow after a survey Friday found the public sector and the general public alike condoned corruption. Conducted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) between August and October last year, the integrity survey discovered 30 government offices and state companies providing public services had low integrity scores, averaging only 5.33 on a scale of one to 10. Responsible for law enforcement, the National Police ranked in the bottom five. Ironically, the Justice and Human Rights Ministry ranked last with a score of 4.15. The Religious Affairs Ministry, which deals with moral behavior, fared slightly better with 5.15. “The average score is considered worse than the integrity levels of public sectors in other countries,” KPK deputy chairman Moch. Jasin said about the results of the survey. During t...